The wait is over. Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong premieres this week, and CBS released the first five minutes of the show. The show’s host, Jeff Probst teased that this season is the most difficult one yet. For quite some time, Survivor spoilers have teased that the production has revamped the show, and will have a few surprises for the fans. Of course, this revelation created excitement for the show’s premiere on Wednesday, February 17.
People posted the exciting five-minute sneak peak, and if it is any indication of what is to come, it will be extremely brutal this season. Jeff told People that the conditions of the island on Survivor were miserable.
“The conditions are punishing. There’s rain. There’s heat. It’s just miserable. The problem with the rough conditions is that even a minor cut or scrape can become really dangerous.”
Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong — Beauty vs. Brain vs. Brawn starts like most of the recent seasons, giving the contestants a few minutes to grab supplies and take them to the raft. The one thing that is unlike seasons past is the castaways have become extremely competitive with each other. They can be seen shoving and pushing each other; one person even ripped a chicken out of the hands of another castaway. Usually at this point, the contestants are mild mannered and still testing the waters with the “rules” of engaging with their fellow tribe members.
One of the contestants this season is Joe Del Campo, a 72-year-old seemingly fit man, who is seen in the clip sitting in the middle of the raft gathering the supplies to ensure nothing falls into the ocean. It seems like he may be a shoo-in to be a favorite castaway on the trip. The prospective villain appears to be, at least at first glance, Nick, the 30-year-old personal trainer. He seems pretty full of himself, claiming that his life has been easy because he is “devastatingly” good looking.
Big Brother 16, Caleb “Beastmode Cowboy” Reynolds will appear in this season of Survivor. Caleb is a part of the Beauty tribe, and will be an asset to their team. As his followers are well aware, Reynolds is a hard worker, and physically fit. It’ll be fascinating to see how well he does in Survivor, considering that he (almost) made it to the end of Big Brother 16.
Survivor Sucks reports that Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty will be changing the immunity idol. Apparently, this season the idols can be combined to create a “super idol” that has special powers. The speculation is that the extraordinary powers will give the player immunity and the holder’s vote will count twice. There are other rumors about the special powers; however, the super idol itself has been confirmed by Survivor’s host, Jeff Probst. Jeff notes the production feels like it is time to change the game slightly, and that the idol switch up will do the trick.
Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong was filmed in the same location as the last season: Cambodia. Jeff explained to Parade that even though the location hadn’t changed, this season had a very different feel to it. “You can’t believe it is the same location. It feels like it could be across the world,” Jeff Probst explained. Probst further stated that the major difference was the weather. He revealed that while filming Survivor 31: Second Chances the weather included rain, and at times, there was some heavy rain; however, it was mild overall. During Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong the weather was brutal and relentless.
It’s that time again to find out who will outwit, outplay, and outlast the other contestants. Who will stand in the end to claim the title the ultimate survivor? Find out on Wednesday, February 17 when Survivor 32: Kaoh Rong — Brains vs. Brawn vs. Beauty premieres on CBS at 8 p.m. EST. Don’t forget to come back to Inquisitr later for more Survivor: Kaoh Rong spoilers, news, and updates. Make your opinion count and tell us what you think about the first five-minute clip below.
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